April 11, 2012 11.51 am This story is over 120 months old

Lincoln museum gets extra life with revamp

Refurbishment: The Museum of Lincolnshire Life will undergo a few changes thanks to new funding.

The museum houses one of the first tanks developed during World War I by local firm William Foster & Co of Lincoln, named Flirt II

New life will be breathed into a Lincoln museum this year, after it received funding for improvements.

Over the next 12 months, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life on Burton Road will be revamped with £335,000 from the Arts Council England.

Improvements include changes to the reception, gift shop and courtyard and the addition of an outdoor play area.

The storage area will also be altered and then opened up to the public.

In addition to the aesthetic changes, the museum will become more energy-efficient, which will also save money on utility bills.

There will also be updated conservation and interpretation plans to ensure visitors enjoy their visit as well as entice new visitors.

Lincolnshire County Council will additionally give £200,000 of funding to the museum as well.

County Councillor Eddy Poll, Executive Member for Cultural Services, said: “This project represents the next exciting step for the museum and an opportunity to ensure its long-term success in telling the story of the people of Lincolnshire and their shared cultural heritage.”

Senior Manager at Arts Council England Rebecca Blackman added: “As the development agency for the museums sector, we are delighted to be able to offer funding for the Museum of Lincolnshire Life and look forward to seeing the range of improvements to the services and the impact they will make to audiences over the next 12 months.”

You can now “like” the Museum of Lincolnshire Life on Facebook.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council